Author Archive for: TINA

Is Your Cardio Routine Making You Fat?

IS YOUR CARDIO ROUTINE MAKING YOU FAT? You know the story.  You embark on a new fitness routine.  You’re pumped up and you’re ready to lose that body fat once and for all! You make yourself get up an extra hour every day to walk on the treadmill, do the elliptical, or ride your bike.  You work yourself up to

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Maximizing your Workout Investment

Take it from me, the Ex-Cardio Queen of Kansas City, “MORE” doesn’t always lead to “LESS” of you. In fact the opposite is quite true!  Research solidly supports the concept of short interval high intensity training followed by intervals of rest to be the most effective way to burn calories, lose fat and change your body fitness. Why waste time

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Making Fitness Fun- You Know We Know How

If you’re a T-Schooler, you already know that at Pilates 1901, we like to have a good time! Even if you didn’t know that 40% of women would exercise more if it felt like less of a chore (a statistic from the American Cancer Society), I think we all understand it’s important to find ways to make our workouts enjoyable.

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How Fit Are You

How fit are you? As part of T School, we  focus on one the  triads of total health each month.  These trains are:  Nutrition, the foundation of all health; Fitness the foundation of movement and functionality; and Mind Body Balance, the ability to create and sustain the practice of good habits for optimal health. That’s evident

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Defining Flexible Eating

What is Flexible Eating and why do we think it’s a good idea? The book, Flexible Dieting: Lose Weight and Start Eating Again by Ted Kallmyer has incredible resources regarding flexible eating plans. Many T-School students and coaches, alike, have been drawn into trend diets that go in and out of fashion over the years. As Kallmyer writes, “they all

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Ten Reasons to Eat Local

Local food is fresher, healthier and tastes better, because it spends less time in transit from farm to plate, and therefore, loses fewer nutrients and incurs less spoilage. As part of our commitment to supporting your efforts to eat clean, whole foods, Pilates 1901 is offering a FREE Support Your Local Farmer Workshop on Thursday, April 27th at 630 pm

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Sunday the Right Way

It was a bright Sunday morning, the sun was shining bright in the Winter sky, and best of all, Herb woke up feeling better than he had in weeks. This was reason enough to make a plan for an outing, a field trip! (Back story: on our recent trip to Costa Rica, Herb contracted pneumonia which had the expected detrimental

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Why Macronutrients Matter

Is the term Macro-nutrients new to you? Well, have no fear!  It may sound like a fancy new diet, but it’s actually the nutrients we eat every day.  “Macro” means large. Macro-nutrients are the nutrients that provide calories (energy) that the body needs in large amounts for growth, metabolism and many other body functions. There are 3 macro-nutrients: Carbohydrates, Protein and Fat.

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Exercise, Calories and Fat Loss

In our last T School Intensive discussion about the importance of keeping track of your food, exercise and sleep, one of our participants asked how best to record our exercise calories burned in the MyFitnessPal app.  She asked for a simple way to record calories burned through common activities, like walking, weight training, High Intensity Interval workouts, and our classes

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